You've probably seen the posts about how "we huggers are struggling" during this time of social distancing and limiting contact, let's talk about why hugs are important.

Hi, I'm Maitlynn and I am a hugger. There is just something special about a hug. To me, it tells another person, "I embrace who you are, I accept you and I am happy to be here with you."

I also think it is a great way to physically show people they matter to you in a completely non-romantic way.

Though I do understand personal space and consent and will never invade someone's space for a hug when they tell me they are not a hugger, here is why hugs are important:

For more information on why hugging is important, click here for the article from "I Heart Intelligence."